The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blue Coat
Rank 338 352 369
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +17
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 86 60 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.59% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 19
Average daily rate
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£475 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £328 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10425 10213 10562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.69% 44.57% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6885 6528 6618
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 208 303
Average hourly rate £19.88 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.03 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 18 £525 +31.25% 2
Docklands, London -3 2 £550 +15.78%
Croydon -9 1 - -
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Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 139 (88.54%) Cisco
2 129 (82.17%) Firewall
3 128 (81.53%) CheckPoint
4 79 (50.32%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (45.86%) Juniper
6 68 (43.31%) WAN
7 64 (40.76%) LAN
8 56 (35.67%) Cisco ASA
9 55 (35.03%) F5
9 55 (35.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (33.12%) VPN
11 48 (30.57%) CCNP
11 48 (30.57%) Wireless
11 48 (30.57%) ProxySG
12 47 (29.94%) Network Security
13 43 (27.39%) DNS
14 40 (25.48%) Finance
14 40 (25.48%) OSPF
15 38 (24.20%) BGP
15 38 (24.20%) SSL
15 38 (24.20%) BIG-IP
15 38 (24.20%) Data Centre
16 33 (21.02%) Nortel
16 33 (21.02%) Nokia
17 32 (20.38%) Linux
18 31 (19.75%) Avaya
19 30 (19.11%) IPsec
20 28 (17.83%) DHCP
20 28 (17.83%) Cisco IOS
21 27 (17.20%) CCSE

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.55%) Lync
2 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) Office 365
1 4 (2.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (82.17%) Firewall
2 68 (43.31%) WAN
3 64 (40.76%) LAN
4 56 (35.67%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (35.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 52 (33.12%) VPN
7 48 (30.57%) Wireless
8 47 (29.94%) Network Security
9 43 (27.39%) DNS
10 40 (25.48%) OSPF
11 38 (24.20%) BGP
11 38 (24.20%) BIG-IP
11 38 (24.20%) SSL
12 30 (19.11%) IPsec
13 28 (17.83%) Cisco IOS
13 28 (17.83%) DHCP
14 27 (17.20%) VoIP
15 24 (15.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 22 (14.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 21 (13.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.18%) MySQL
1 5 (3.18%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (2.55%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Fiddler
General
1 40 (25.48%) Finance
2 15 (9.55%) Banking
3 13 (8.28%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.55%) Retail
5 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.91%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (42.68%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.01%) Architect
3 21 (13.38%) Security Engineer
4 20 (12.74%) Analyst
5 17 (10.83%) Network Architect
5 17 (10.83%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (9.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) Service Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (8.28%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (8.28%) Support Engineer
8 12 (7.64%) Consultant
8 12 (7.64%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (7.01%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (6.37%) Network Support
10 10 (6.37%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (5.10%) Network Specialist
11 8 (5.10%) Network Security Specialist
11 8 (5.10%) Security Specialist
12 6 (3.82%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) Middleware
2 2 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.20%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.46%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.46%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.46%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.91%) Replication
5 3 (1.91%) PKI
6 2 (1.27%) IVR
6 2 (1.27%) SecurID
6 2 (1.27%) DTV
7 1 (0.64%) Clustering
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.38%) Linux
2 23 (14.65%) Windows
3 17 (10.83%) UNIX
4 16 (10.19%) Solaris
5 14 (8.92%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.92%) Load Balancing
2 15 (9.55%) Time Management
2 15 (9.55%) Network Architecture
3 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (7.01%) Network Design
5 10 (6.37%) E-Commerce
6 7 (4.46%) ITIL
6 7 (4.46%) Migration
6 7 (4.46%) Network Management
6 7 (4.46%) Change Control
6 7 (4.46%) Mentoring
7 6 (3.82%) TOGAF
7 6 (3.82%) Performance Management
8 5 (3.18%) Open Source
8 5 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.18%) Low Latency
8 5 (3.18%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.55%) Line Management
9 4 (2.55%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (2.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.82%) C
2 5 (3.18%) PHP
2 5 (3.18%) Python
3 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.64%) SQL
4 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (50.32%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (30.57%) CCNP
3 27 (17.20%) CCSE
4 10 (6.37%) CCIE
5 6 (3.82%) CCNA
6 4 (2.55%) CCSP
6 4 (2.55%) Avaya Certification
6 4 (2.55%) CCSA
7 3 (1.91%) CISSP
7 3 (1.91%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) Degree
8 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) CISMP
9 1 (0.64%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.64%) CISM
9 1 (0.64%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) GPG13
System Software
1 48 (30.57%) ProxySG
2 18 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.64%) XenServer
4 9 (5.73%) Snort
5 8 (5.10%) Active Directory
6 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.55%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (2.55%) UAG
7 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (8.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 14 (8.92%) Control-M
1 14 (8.92%) BladeLogic
2 7 (4.46%) NetCrunch
3 6 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.82%) Nagios
4 5 (3.18%) SCCM
4 5 (3.18%) Cacti
4 5 (3.18%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.55%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.91%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.64%) OPNET
8 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.64%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 139 (88.54%) Cisco
2 128 (81.53%) CheckPoint
3 72 (45.86%) Juniper
4 55 (35.03%) F5
5 33 (21.02%) Nortel
5 33 (21.02%) Nokia
6 31 (19.75%) Avaya
7 27 (17.20%) Citrix
8 24 (15.29%) Infoblox
9 22 (14.01%) VMware
10 20 (12.74%) Symantec
11 19 (12.10%) CA
12 18 (11.46%) Sourcefire
13 16 (10.19%) McAfee
14 14 (8.92%) Oracle
14 14 (8.92%) HP
14 14 (8.92%) SolarWinds
15 12 (7.64%) Remedy
16 8 (5.10%) SonicWALL
16 8 (5.10%) Imperva
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